The R&A has recently revealed the total purse for the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool this year. In keeping with recent times, the pot of money has significantly increased from 2022.
The winner will now receive $3 million in prize money, the highest amount in The Open’s history.
The total prize fund for tournament, to be played from 16-23 July 2023, will be $16.5 million, an 18% increase on 2022.
Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A, said: “Our aim is to ensure The Open remains at the pinnacle of world golf and we have almost doubled the prize fund since 2016. While we are seeing substantial increases in prize money across the men’s professional game, we are fulfilling our wider obligation to the sport by elevating the AIG Women’s Open, strengthening pathways in the elite amateur game and encouraging more people around the world to play golf. We believe that getting this balance right is vital to the long-term future of the sport.”
Second and third place will also receive a 7-figure payout, whilst the last place finisher who makes the cut will take home $37,800.
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